How Parents Can Help Change and Improve Toxic Schools

by 08/19/14   filed under: education, green kids

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New Solar-Powered Mobile Technology Helps Prevent Prenatal Deaths in India

by 08/19/14   filed under: health & body, prenatal

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According to Quartz, millions of Indians have limited to zero access to hospitals or clinical laboratories. Clearly this poses a huge problem for the population, but women especially, and more specifically pregnant women who need vital access to prenatal care. In India, women may have to travel hours simply to have a basic medical test completed. In fact, sadly, due to the lack of medical care, eight women living in Muktsar, a district in southwest Punjab, died of eclampsia in 2011. However, now a new solar-powered diagnostic “slate” has the potential to improve health care. The Swasthya Slate, a telemedicine device created in 2012 by biomedical engineer Kanav Kahol, enabled health care providers in Muktsar to test about 1,000 pregnant women annually for symptoms of eclampsia and other possible pregnancy complications. The device, which can conduct tests, offer treatment ideas and send health information to doctors, was a success even in remote areas lacking electricity.

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Parenting Dreams vs. Parenting Realities: Why It's OK to Cave in Sometimes

by 08/19/14   filed under: green family, parenting

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Transform a Hat Box into a Quaint Dollhouse!

by 08/18/14   filed under: diy kids crafts, eco play

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Talk about adorable! This sweet handmade dollhouse is the perfect rainy day project for crafty parents and kids. Made with a recycled hat box, there aren’t any super specific how-to instructions for building this dollhouse, but it’s great inspiration for how to use a box in a new way. Gather craft items from around the house and simply combine them as you see fit to design your diminutive dwelling! You and your child don’t have to make just a dollhouse either. You can get creative and make a garage for toy cars, a wildlife scene or candy shop. Go crazy! See more images of this clever dollhouse at Sweet Paul.

RELATED | 8 Charming & Creative DIY Dollhouses Built by Parents!

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RaFa-kids Hip & Sustainable Furniture Collection Launched by Two Architects Turned Parents

by 08/18/14   filed under: green design, kids furniture

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Second Graders Start 'Dr. Seuss Wants You!' Campaign to Raise Money for their School Library

by 08/18/14   filed under: education, green education, news, video

When Willow Creek Academy in Sausalito, California, lost its library last year due changes in the school district, two of the plucky second graders who attend the school decided to do something about it. Josephine Sinclair and Sarai Williams have launched Dr. Seuss Wants You!, an Indiegogo campaign to raise $20,000 to help employ a librarian and to purchase resources and technology to bring the space into the 21st century.

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Goodbye Baggies, Hello Kinderville Silicone Snack & Sandwich Pouches

by 08/17/14   filed under: food, green family, green kids

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Go waste-free when you pack your child’s school lunch with Kinderville silicone pouches. All of these pouches are free of BPA, phthalates, and lead, plus they’re super easy to transport in any lunch bag or box. Each pouch features an easy to open and close tab closure plus pouches are 100% dishwasher safe. Like reusable cloth sandwich and snack bags, these clever pouches will help keep tons of plastic baggies, foil and plastic wrap out of the landfills. Unlike cloth baggies though, these are made with tough silicone so they won’t get as soiled and will last a lot longer. The sandwich pouches are available in red and blue while the snack sized pouches come in orange and green.

RELATED | 5 Great Reasons to Send a Homemade Packed Lunch to School with Your Child

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Brinware Glass & Silicone Food Storage Containers Keep Packed Lunches Safe and Fresh

by 08/16/14   filed under: food, green family, green kids, kid friendly

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When we first saw Brinware’s tempered glass dishware, boy were we impressed. Safe, beautiful, non-toxic glassware kids can use that offers the best of both worlds via the perfect pairing of tempered glass with silicone. Now Brinware has added some equally attractive and safe food storage containers to their collection, just in time for packed lunches for back-to-school. Brinware’s food storage containers are made of borosilicate glass and FDA approved food-grade silicone and can be safely used in freezers, microwaves, dishwashers and even in an oven up to 400F degrees. Adorable cut-out patterns in the silicon allow you to see through the glass, plus the silicone is slip resistant, so these containers won’t slide out of hands or off the counter.  Perfectly sized for sandwiches snacks and more — each container holds 18.6 oz.

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+ Food Storage Container-Garden Party $14.99

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A Week of Bento Box Lunch Ideas for Back to School

A Week of Bento Box Lunch Ideas for Back to School

TweetEmail Bento Box Lunch: Day 1 Almond butter and honey sandwich Vanilla yogurt with sunflower seeds Sliced Pear Berries Using a cookie cutter, press a fun shape into 2…

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HOW TO: Make Your Own Natural, Effective Gripe Water Using Just Three Ingredients

HOW TO: Make Your Own Natural, Effective Gripe Water Using Just Three Ingredients

TweetEmail 1. Gather your ingredients. 1 Tbsp Fennel seeds 2 teabags of Lemon ginger or pure ginger tea (or ½ inch piece fresh gingerroot, sliced) 1 teabag of Chamomile…

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INTERVIEW: Lori Inglis Hall, Founder of 'Lori and The Caravan' on Shopping for Vintage Children's Clothing

INTERVIEW: Lori Inglis Hall, Founder of 'Lori and The Caravan' on Shopping for Vintage Children's Clothing

Those idyllic photographs of days gone by, rose-tinted and glorious. And the outfits, so sweet! Oh, nostalgia for the past! The 1950′s swing dresses, the beautiful 1960′s…

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Vintage-Style School Desks & Chairs Provide a Stylish, Sustainable Spot for Homework

Vintage-Style School Desks & Chairs Provide a Stylish, Sustainable Spot for Homework

TweetEmail These darling vintage style school desks and chairs will look great in any space and provide your child with a slick space to settle down for homework or for…

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HOW TO: Make Steamed Chinese Pak Choi Parcels With a Yamani Rice and Vegetables Core

HOW TO: Make Steamed Chinese Pak Choi Parcels With a Yamani Rice and Vegetables Core

1. Gather the ingredients yamani rice a bunch of pak choi a couple of mushrooms 1 large carrot a bunch of fresh parsley sesame seeds sesame oil soy sauce extra virgin olive…

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Mathy by Bols Beds for Kids are Some of the Coolest, Cleverest Sleep Havens We've Seen

Mathy by Bols Beds for Kids are Some of the Coolest, Cleverest Sleep Havens We've Seen

TweetEmailCaravan Bed The AMAZING Caravan bed is seriously cool. So cool, you’ll want to steal it from your kid and camp out in it yourself. The Caravan is a playful…

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Milkdot's Kawaii Päc Mini Backpacks are Perfectly Sized for Tots

Milkdot's Kawaii Päc Mini Backpacks are Perfectly Sized for Tots

TweetEmail What could be better than a little buddy whose got your back? Meet Charlie, Fang, Remi and Lola pictured from left to right in the image above. They comprise…

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McDonald’s "Summer Camp" Exposes Youth to Fast Food Culture While Training Kids to Sell Their Food

McDonald’s "Summer Camp" Exposes Youth to Fast Food Culture While Training Kids to Sell Their Food

TweetEmailHere at Inhabitots we advocate summer activities and summer camps for kids, but we’re perplexed by the McDonald’s Kiddie Crew Workshop, a camp held by…

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Designers Breathe New Life into an Old School Library in Los Angeles, Revitalizing an Increasingly Obsolete Space

Designers Breathe New Life into an Old School Library in Los Angeles, Revitalizing an Increasingly Obsolete Space

Leafing through the pages of a library book to garner information is becoming an almost archaic notion in an age when students have instant access to endless information via a few…

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'Library Trees' Offer Whimsical Shelf & Storage Space Solutions

'Library Trees' Offer Whimsical Shelf & Storage Space Solutions

TweetEmailLibrary Trees made by Mathy by Bols are a creative, unique and beautiful way to add storage to any child’s space, be it a bedroom or playroom. In fact, these…

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